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Gina Jonas


Find Feeling and Spirit in Your Text Sessions Two (2GJ2), and Three (3GJ3)
Intermediate and Advanced
Discover how basic pen elements – angle, scale slope, corners – can create mood in letterforms. Build confidence in your expressive powers.

No recommended books for this class.
By Gina Jonas:
B2830. Finding the Flow: A Calligraphic Journey by Gina Jonas. Spiral bound. Paper $24.95

A range of nib sizes (N13, N04, N02, H62, N27), including a large pen (Coit, Automatic), ink (I08, I53, I70), bond or layout paper (P19, P20), a few blank cards, colored pencils (S471). ($1.00)



B2830. Finding the Flow/Jonas
Finding the Flow: A Calligraphic Journey by Gina Jonas. 2006. 85pp. 8.5" x 11". Spiral bound. Paper

A new approach to calligraphy for all levels, which acquaints the scribe with the essential but largely unexplored dynamics of stroke technique. Through stroke exercises with pencil and edged pen you explore vital movement and sensitive touch. You discover how shoulder, arm, fingers, and pen combine with alternating of pressure. The exercises lead to an intimate understanding of the edged pen: a foundation for formal alphabet study, creative alphabet design, and artistic self-expression! Begin
your calligraphy practice before starting formal alphabet study by warming up, sensitizing, and integrating mind and body. Full of illustrations and diagrams.



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N13. Hiro Poster Nib
Use these nibs for bold writing. These nibs fit in most standard holders.
Please choose size:
4mm - slightly over 1/8"
5mm - approx. 3/16"
6mm - slightly less than 1/4"
8mm - approx. 5/16"
10mm - approx. 3/8"
15mm - approx. 9/16"

For the holders with the metal rings and four prongs: as you insert the nib into the holder, make sure that one edge of the arc of metal is in the gap of the ring.
Does not fit in the Century Turned and the Brause Double Ended Holders, or holders for smaller and crowquill nibs.



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N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, Italic, Uncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




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N04-S10A. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (2 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell (Rexel Round Hand) Nibs with 2 reservoirs.
Included: Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible dip pen nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Uncials, Roman Caps, and Foundational Hand. Widely used by professional calligraphers (with and without the reservoirs); however, some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Additional reservoirs may be purchased separately.

See N05-S10A for Left Hand.



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N04-S10B. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (10 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs with 10 Reservoirs.
Included sizes: 0 (3.3mm), 1( 3mm), 1-1/2 (2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2 (1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2 (1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5 (.75mm), 6 (.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets, including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular dip pen nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See item N05-S10B for the Left-Hand Set.



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N02-S9. Brause Set of 9 Nibs
Widely used by professionals, the Brause Nibs are also the best calligraphy nibs for beginners. Stiff, durable high-quality nibs from Germany. Oblique cut calligraphy nibs, with the reservoir on top. If you have a heavy hand, Brause Nibs will work well. You can't go wrong with these chisel edged dip nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), and other hands. (Bandzung)

Sizes in set:
0.5mm
0.75mm
1.0 mm
1.5 mm
2.0 mm
2.5 mm
3.0 mm
4.0 mm
5.0 mm






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H62. Mahogany Pen Holder
Straight wood calligraphy penholder.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink

A rich sepia ink. Thin with water to create a wash. For brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).
70ml, 2.36 oz.






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I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)
15 oz
60 oz



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